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3rd Party Rear Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by twhditto, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Nov 5, 2020 at 1:17 PM
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    twhditto

    twhditto [OP] Member

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    The person that had my Tacoma before me had put a trailer on the rear bumper and of course bent it down. Plus, there is a pretty good dent in the bumper itself where it looks like he might have backed into the trailer tongue. I am looking for a 3rd party rear bumper. If I should ever tow something, I have enough sense to put on a tow bar made for it on the frame. Are the ones advertised on Amazon like this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-...37------------&vehicleName=2012+Toyota+Tacoma

    a decent enough replacement? Essentially, it is for looks and to step on from time to time.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    MadRussian

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    It's probably fine. I would hit the inside with a few coats of paint to hold the rust back. I've been told that 3rd party bumpers rust faster then factory.
    Also, my factory bolts where on there tight. I strongly suggest having an impact gun.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2020 at 1:31 PM
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    HAVOC

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    The price looks good for what is included.
    Third party bumpers do rust faster than OEM (I have one). I needed a bumper and bought one online (I think eBay). It came painted and slightly damaged. It rusted right where the damage is.
    I have since bought an OEM bumper (which I need to have painted) so I can replace the one I have now.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    twhditto

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    Thanks! I do have an impact gun. I will be watching the lists for a Toyota bumper for sure. If not, I will order one and I will take some care in painting the inside of it.
     

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